Willow - part three
The following is continuation of a screenplay for a feature film that is meant to be rated R. This screenplay contains fowl language and descriptions of graphic images. Copyright Austin Marion 2014
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56 EXT. CHICAGO - STREET - DAY The Chicago skyline can be seen. In a black SUV sit Michael, Taylor and Junior. They are parked at a curb in front of a vacant lot. Michael holds a pair of binoculars, sitting in the front passenger seat looking down the street. 57 INT. CHICAGO - STREET - SUV - DAY Michael look carefully down the street through the binoculars to a three story tall red bricked apartment building down the street. Junior is in the drivers seat with Taylor in the backseat. TAYLOR It’s at the end of the street. In front there’s a white sedan with one of our agents watching the front door. We have agents on the building just behind it looking into the windows of the target apartment. He’s home, not for long though. He placed a large backpack by the door and has put on a grey hooded sweater on. JUNIOR Backpacks probably the bomb. We should take him. Michael puts down the binoculars on the center console. MICHAEL No. We’re not going corner him. Have the bomb squad ready and a team to go in but not till he leaves. JUNIOR We should just take him. Be over with it. MICHAEL And he’ll kill himself and whoever corners him. Evacuate the building first. We’ll follow him. Wait for him to place the bomb, then we take him. I want him alive. Michael opens his door and begins to step out. JUNIOR Where are you going? MICHAEL A little closer. He closes the door. Taylor moves to the passenger seat and watches Michael walks down the street toward the apartment. Junior looks annoyed. TAYLOR He always likes to get closer. JUNIOR The director told him dead or alive. Taylor picks up the binoculars and looks out them.
58 EXT. CHICAGO - STREET - DAY As Michael walks he quickly places an ear piece into his ear. In his hand he holds a receiver end of a two way walkietalkie. He raises the receiver up to his mouth. MICHAEL (into the receiver) This is Agent Abbott. I’m walking up to the forward observation post. I am nearly to the intersection on thirty-fourth street in front of the target. He casually walks down the street. 59 EXT. CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - DAY Michael approaches the intersection and looks up at the apartment building. He then looks up and down the street, which has a little bit of traffic on it. Michael notices the white sedan parked across the street from the front entrance with a man in it. He walks up to the car and knocks on the front passenger side window. The door unlocks and Michael gets in. 60 INT. CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - CAR - DAY Michael shuts the car door behind him. The man sitting in the diver seat has an ear piece in his ear. His name is WILSON. WILSON Agent Abbott. I’m Wilson. MICHAEL All’s quiet? WILSON Yes sir. Michael looks at the front door. 61 EXT. CHICAGO - BUILDING BEHIND APARTMENT - DAY The roof over looks the red brick apartment building. The building has a fire escape that descends from the third floor windows of the bombers apartment down to the alley. A bullet proof vest clad FBI SWAT SNIPER team member crouches behind an air conditioning unit looking into the apartment. He wears a head set and has his sniper riffle pointed toward the windows of the apartment. Through the windows a work area can be seen with tables and a couch, an open doorway that looks into another room and the front door with a large backpack next to it. A man can be seen. It’s the Bomber. It is too dark through the windows to see his face. He puts on a baseball cap and pulls the hood of his sweat shirt over his head. He walks to the front door puts the backpack on and leaves the apartment. FBI SWAT SNIPER (into his head set) He’s leaving.
62 INT. CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - CAR - DAY Michael is raising his receiver up to his mouth with Wilson carefully watching the door. Michael into his radio. MICHAEL Let him leave the building. (to Wilson) How are you entering? WILSON There’s a fire escape in back. They’ll enter there, quickly sweep for traps and let us in through the front. MICHAEL There’s no one else in there with him? WILSON No. After a moment, the bomber emerges from the the front door, his baseball cap and hood obscuring his face. He begins to walk to the intersection, that Michael came from. Wilson begins raising his radio receiver to his mouth and Michael stops him. MICHAEL I’ll follow. Wilson nods. WILSON (into the radio) Agent Abbott, will follow. Michael glances back into the backseat, notices a Chicago White Sox hat and grabs it. He then watches the Bomber reaching the intersection and crossing the street and heading toward Junior and Taylor. MICHAEL (in the radio) Junior, he’s heading your way. There nothing like a big black SUV to tip him off. The Bomber finishes crossing the street. 63 EXT. CHICAGO - STREET - DAY Junior is moving the SUV to a nearby alley. 64 INT. CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - CAR - DAY Michael sits in the car watching the Bomber disappear from the intersection. He then looks at the Sox hat with destain and Wilson notices. WILSON Cubs fan? MICHAEL Royals. Call them in. Michael gets out of the car and places the hat on.
65 EXT. CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - DAY Michael closes the car door behind him and begins to walk to the intersection. He raises his receiver to his mouth. MICHAEL I’m loosing the ear piece and switching to the bluetooth. Michael pulls the ear piece off, hides it in his collar, then reaches into his pocket pulls out his blue tooth and places it on his right ear. He then takes out his phone and dials Taylor. MICHAEL (CONT’D) (into his bluetooth) Parallel us. TAYLOR (V.O.) Do you want us to call back up. MICHAEL Yes. He turns onto the street at the intersection. As he disappears around the corner, two white vans drive up to the front of the apartment. Wilson gets out of his car and walks up to the front door. An FBI SWAT TEAMS swarm out of the vans and walks up to him. WILSON Alright. Clear the building first. (into his radio) Team Bravo, do not enter the unit till we give the all clear. They enter the building. 66 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - FIRST FLOOR - DAY The SWAT TEAM enters with Wilson leading them. As they reach apartment doors, a team member breaks off from the group and knocks on the door. 67 EXT. CHICAGO - STREET - DAY The Bomber walks along casually with Michael following about a block behind. MICHAEL (into his bluetooth) We’re heading north. What’s ahead? TAYLOR (V.O.) Red Line EL station, about two blocks. MICHAEL How many agents are coming? TAYLOR (V.O.) Ten. He continues on following.
68 INT. CHICAGO - SUV - DAY Junior looks focused as he drives along. He glances over to Taylor who has her phone up to one ear and ear piece to her radio in the other. JUNIOR Does he want us to put someone at the train station? TAYLOR Michael, do you need back up at the station? (listens then looks over at Junior) No. Junior rings his hands on the steering wheel. JUNIOR (under his breath) We should send them anyway’s. He needs to have back up. Taylor glares at Junior as he glances into the rearview mirror and sees two black SUV’s pulling up behind him. 69 EXT. CHICAGO - BUILDING BEHIND APARTMENT - DAY The FBI Swat Sniper is now standing at the ledge of the roof watching other swat members making their way up the fire escape. 70 EXT. CHICAGO - RED LINE ENTRANCE - DAY The EL station crosses over the street. The Bomber enters the station with Michael still some distance behind him. MICHAEL (into his bluetooth) How’s the evacuation doing? TAYLOR (V.O.) They’re nearly done and about to go in. MICHAEL He’s in the station. TAYLOR (V.O.) Junior is insisting on back up. Once you get on that train, we might not be able to keep up. MICHAEL Fine. Send two. Michael arrives at the station and goes in. At a near by intersection, the caravan of three black SUV’s stops. Two plain clothes AGENTS step out of the middle SUV and hurry toward the station.
71 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - THIRD FLOOR - DAY Wilson and the SWAT TEAM work their way down the hallway and stop at a door with number 33 on the door. They surround the door and Wilson raises his receiver up to his mouth. WILSON Bravo team, buildings evacuated, enter the apartment and clear it. Wilson begins to look nervous. 72 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 - DAY The room has a window the runs its length, two work benches and couch that sits against the opposite wall from the window. In one corner is the beginning of a hallway and an entry way in another room. The apartment has wood flooring. At one end of the room is a closed door with a welcome matte in front of it. Just outside the window is the fire escape. Coming up the fire escape is a SWAT TEAM. They move along the windows looking at them carefully. Then after a moment, they break one of window sending shattered glass to the floor. The team leader, JEREMY with a headset on, carefully steps in through the broken window. He takes out a flashlight and points it to the floor. JEREMY (into the headset) We’re in. Clearing the apartment. He looks back at the window at the swat team and signals them in. 73 EXT. CHICAGO - RED LINE PLATFORM - DAY A train is making its way down toward the platform. There about twenty other PERSONS standing on the platform waiting for the train. Among these people stand The Bomber, Michael and the other two FBI agents. Michael stands on the yellow warning line with the Bomber just a few feet from him. The two agents are several more feet on either side of them. The train pulls into the station, stops and the doors open. People then begin exiting and entering the train. MICHAEL (into his bluetooth) Getting on the train. North bound. The bomber gets on with Michael following just a few people behind him.
74 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - THIRD FLOOR - DAY Wilson with his SWAT TEAM, still stands at the closed apartment 33 door. Wilson waits impatiently. He raises his receiver to his face. WILSON (into the radio) Can we enter yet? JEREMY (V.O.) (over the radio) Door’s clear. Wilson opens the door and pushes it open, seeing the other swat team moving around inside. They enter. 75 INT. CHICAGO - RED LINE TRAIN - DAY The train is full of COMMUTERS. The Bomber stands about in the middle of the train, Michael sits toward the back of the train sitting next to the window. The Bombers back is facing him. He watches the Bomber carefully. The train begins to drop down toward the street level. MICHAEL (into his bluetooth) We’re entering the subway. Going to lose you. All goes dark around the train as they enter the subway. Michael pulls out his phone and looks at it. The screen reads that the call is lost. He looks up at the Bomber, looking carefully at the large heavy looking backpack on his back. 76 INT. CHICAGO - SUV - DAY Junior and Taylor drive along. Taylor pulls her cellphone from her ear and places it in a cup holder on the center console. JUNIOR Where are they going to come up at? TAYLOR We’ll have wait till he calls back. We still have sketchy contact with the other’s down there. JUNIOR We should have just taken him down with a sniper. Taylor gives him a look as Junior stops the SUV at a red light. 77 INT. CHICAGO - RED LINE TRAIN - DAY Michael’s still at the back of the train watching the Bomber. He looks past the Bomber and sees the other two agents sitting at the other end of the car. Michael shuffles in his seat impatiently.
78 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 - DAY There are several AGENTS searching the apartment. Wilson stands in the middle of the room with a member of the bomb squad. His name is WALTERS. WALTERS He was definitely making a bomb. So far we’ve found black powder and ball bearings. There’s no booby traps. I was expecting to be here for a few days finding them. We’re still sweeping the rest of the building. Wilson nods at him, looks around the room and stops on a set of four light switches. One of the switches has a piece of tape over it. WILSON Walters, I noticed in the kitchen one of the light switches is taped over, too. WALTERS Yeah, there’s one in every room in the house. Dead switch I think. WILSON Dead switch? WALTERS Suicide switch. Get cornered, hit a switch and a bomb goes off. Killing you and whoever has you cornered. They bypass the circuit breaker. It doesn’t lead to anywhere inside this apartment. We’re working on it. Walters walks away into another room. Wilson looks around noticing the closed door and welcome matte. He walks up to it looking at the welcome matte curiously. 79 INT. CHICAGO - RED LINE TRAIN - DAY The train begins to slow and then stops at a station. The doors open and the bomber gets out. Michael casually gets out of his seat heading for the door as the other two agents do the same. Michael glances out to the station, which has a platform with a few people on it There is a sign that reads, HARRISON STREET. As Michael reaches the door he spots the bomber heading for the stairs leading up to the street. He glances back to one of the other AGENTS and nods raising his receiver for his radio up to his face. 80 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 - DAY Wilson still looks at the welcome matte and then looks up at the door. Walters walks into the room. WILSON What’s in this room? WALTERS Closet. That’s where we found the black powder. Wilson slowly reaches out and grabs the door handle. He opens the door. The closet is empty. He looks down at the welcome matte, which he now stands on.
81 EXT. CHICAGO - STATE STREET AND HARRISON - DAY The street is busy with PEDESTRIANS and car traffic. There is a subway entrance on the south side of the intersection, which Michael and the two other AGENTS emerge from. They look around. Michael pulls his cellphone out and puts his bluetooth on his ear. He dials Taylor. He looks up at a near by street sign. Michael spots the Bomber, who is nearly a half a block ahead of them on the north side of the intersection. MICHAEL (into the bluetooth) Got him. He’s heading north on State Street. Michael looks at one of the agents. MICHAEL (CONT’D) Parallel him on the other side of the street. (to the other agent) Follow behind me. (to the bluetooth) Taylor, parallel us on another street. Stay close. TAYLOR (V.O.) Copy that. We’re already on Wabash street. We’ll be catching up to you in a few minutes. They move, following the bomber with one agents splitting off from them and crossing the street. 82 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 - DAY Wilson now stands over one of the work benches, which has grains of black powder on them and a few metal tubes. He notices a trash can off to the side and looks in it, seeing a few bags marked black powder. Walters is behind him. WILSON How big is the bomb he was making? WALTERS Most likely, he was making several bombs not one big one. Wilson turns and looks back at the closet. 83 EXT. CHICAGO - VAN BUREN STREET - DAY The EL Tracks pass over head in front of the WASHINGTON LIBRARY. The noise from the passing trains is deafening. Michael is following the bomber, watching him walk just a half a block ahead. One of the AGENTS walks behind him with the other on the other side of the street a little closer to the Bomber.
84 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 DAY Wilson still stands staring at the closet with a muddled look. He walks over to closet with Walters watching him curiously. WALTERS What is it, sir? Wilson reaches the closet and looks in again, kicking the matte slightly as he stops. WILSON Not sure. Just weird that there’s a matte in front of this closet. Wilson looks down at the matte and sees a cut in the floor board. He slowly reaches down, picks up the matte and a six by six square cut into the floor. Walters walks up and kneels looking closely at it. WALTERS Hiding spot? WILSON Open it up. Walters pulls out a knife and begins prying at the floor board with it. 85 EXT. CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET AND JACKSON - DAY The street is busy with traffic and the sidewalks are full of PEOPLE. The bomber is crossing Jackson street passing between two tall black skyscrapers marked, FEDERAL BUILDING. Michael is closing in on the bomber, just twenty feet or so behind him. There is a large plaza in front of one of building. One of the agents walks directly across the street to the plaza and parallels the Bomber. The Bomber is reaching into his pocket. Michael watches carefully. The Bomber pulls out a cell phone and begins dialing. 86 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 - DAY Wilson watches Walters carefully pry up the floorboard in front of the closet. After lifting up the board he sets piece of wood off to the side and they look in. Wilson face sinks as he looks into the hole in the floor. There is a bomb in the floor connected to a cellphone. Walters stands slowly staring at the bomb with a sick look on his face. WILSON (barley able to talk audibly) Clear the building. (clears his throat) CLEAR IT NOW! EVERYONE OUT!
87 EXT. CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET AND JACKSON - DAY The Bomber has just finished dialing with his thumb over the send button. Michael glances over to the AGENT across the street from the Bomber. He has a hand up to his ear piece with a concerned look on his face. Michael then glances behind him to the other AGENT, who also looks concerned. MICHAEL (into his bluetooth) Taylor. What’s going on? TAYLOR (V.O.) They said they just found a bomb with a remote detonator inside the apartment. JUNIOR (V.O.) (panicked in the background) Take him out! MICHAEL Shit. Michael very slowly places his hand on his gun in its holster on his belt. The Bomber presses send on the phone. 88 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - APT 33 - DAY There is a lot of commotion as the SWAT TEAM runs out of the room. Wilson stands motioning frantically for them to get out. RING. Wilson looks behind him at the hole in the floor seeing that the phone is lit up. RING. Wilson looks as if his life is fading away from him. 89 INT. CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - BASEMENT - DAY The basement is dark and dusty with rows of beams that go from one end of the basement to the other. Tied to each beam is a bomb. A lite on each bomb lights up brightly in green. 90 EXT. CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - DAY All is quiet, till... BOOM. Flames erupt violently from the building. The vans in front of the building are tossed into the air. The building crumbles and falls.
91 EXT. CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET AND JACKSON - DAY The BOOM from the explosion echoes out and the PEDESTRIANS and the car traffic stops. All of the pedestrians along with Michael tuns back and look south down Dearborn Street. A large fireball rises up into the air. SCREAMS can be heard from some of the pedestrians. Michael looks on in disbelief. One of the AGENTS stands directly in front of him and is also watching the fireball. Michael pulls out his gun and turns around toward the Bomber just fifteen feet away. Michael raises his gun at the Bomber. The Bomber stand holding a panicked BUSINESS WOMAN hostage. The Bomber holds a gun pointed at Michael. His face is shrouded in darkness from the cap and hood. The agent across the street has his gun drawn and pointed at the Bomber. MICHAEL LET HER GO! LET HER GO, NOW! Michael begins stepping toward him slowly. The agent behind Michael pulls his gun and also draws in closer to the Bomber. The woman cries and tries to struggle away from the Bomber. MICHAEL (CONT’D) I WILL SHOOT! The Bomber stand completely still. All of the pedestrians in the immediate area watch the stand off, frozen in fear. The Bomber slowly cocks his head in curiosity at Michael. He then turns the gun on the agent across the street and pulls the trigger. BANG. The agent is hit just below the neck. Screams echo out and people begin run. The agent falls to the ground. The Bomber then tuns the gun to the other agent. BANG. Shooting him in the middle of the chest. The bullet is caught by the agents bullet proof vest. He falls to the ground in pain. Michael watches in disbelief. The bomber begins running, letting his hostage go. The bomber runs through the crowd of running and panicked people. Michael starts off after him. MICHAEL (CONT’D) (into the bluetooth) Taylor he’s on the run. North on Dearborn. Back up, now! Two agent down. TAYLOR (V.O.) We’re still on our way. On Wabash, heading north. Michael dart’s through the crowd. He pulls the bluetooth off of his ear and puts his ear piece back on.
92 INT. CHICAGO - WABASH - SUV - DAY The SUV travels under EL tracks with its siren running. Junior swerve between cars, coming close to the support beams of the EL tracks. Taylor holds on for dear life. The other two SUV’s behind them struggle to keep up. Junior has his radio receiver up to his mouth. JUNIOR (into the radio) We need areal coverage! A voice of a HELICOPTER PILOT crackles over his radio. HELICOPTER PILOT (V.O.) CC4 and CC5 in bound now. Two minutes. Junior slams on the breaks almost running into a taxi cab ahead of him. He swerve around it. 93 EXT. CHICAGO - ABOVE THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE - DAY The Chicago skyline is ahead and two white with blue striped Chicago Police helicopters fly toward it. 94 EXT. CHICAGO - ADAMS STREET AND DEARBORN - DAY Michael chases after the Bomber, who is pulling out ahead of him. Michael still has his gun drawn. The Bomber is pushing PEOPLE out of his way as he runs. MICHAEL (into his radio) He’s west on Adams. Lock it down. TAYLOR (V.O.) Abbott, say again? MICHAEL (into his radio) Tell CPD to lock down downtown! And get every available man down here. The Bomber reaches end of the block and runs into the street in front of traffic. Cars slam on their breaks and swerve to avoid him. He disappears around the corner. Michael glances up at the street sign on the corner. MICHAEL (CONT’D) (into his radio) Suspect has turned onto Clark street. Michael quickens his pace.
95 INT. CHICAGO - WABASH - SUV - DAY Junior still swerves through traffic and Taylor still holds on for dear life. Taylor has her radio receiver up to her face. TAYLOR (into her radio) On FBI authority, lock down The Loop. Calling all available units! Suspects is wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, baseball cap, blue jeans, carrying a large black back pack, is armed and may have an explosive device. Taylor lowers her radio receiver and frantically points at the up coming intersection. TAYLOR (CONT’D) (to Junior) ADAMS! TURN THERE! As they come up to the intersection, Junior slams on the breaks and turns. The SUV turns violently, sliding sideways and teetering to one side, seaming about to flip over. Taylor grips the handle above the door and glances up at visor above Junior, which has a bright yellow warning about sharp turns and SUV’s. Junior straitens the SUV and drives on down Adams Street. JUNIOR Hold on! TAYLOR (angrily) HOW ABOUT WARNING ME BEFORE WE ALMOST FLIP OVER! JUNIOR WHAT'S WRONG? DIDN'T YOU LIKE THE DRIVING COURSES AT THE ACADEMY? Taylor scowls at Junior as he slams on the gas.
96 EXT. CHICAGO - CLARK STREET AND ADAMS - DAY The traffic on the street is stopped and there are a lot PEDESTRIANS on the sidewalk. SIRENS can be heard in the distance and getting closer. The Bomber is running between cars in the street heading for the sidewalk where a tall thirties style sky scraper stands, the Bank of America Building. Michael arrives in the intersection, out of breath and covered in sweat. He spots the bomber and raises his gun. Michael jumps onto the hood of a near by taxi stopped in the street and then begins leap frogging from car to car after the Bomber. MICHAEL STOP OR I WILL FIRE! The Bomber reaches the sidewalk pushing pedestrians out of the way. There are too many pedestrians in the way for Michael to fire. The bomber runs to the revolving door of the BANK OF AMERICA BUILDING. TAYLOR (V.O.) They’re in the processes of raising the bridges now. Back up is on the way. Michael jumps off of a car and onto the sidewalk. He is running up to the revolving door. MICHAEL (into his radio) Suspect has entered the Bank of America Building! Entrance on Clark Street. Michael enters the building through the revolving door. 97 EXT. CHICAGO - CLARK STREET AND ADAMS - DAY The three SUV’s speed into the intersection quickly being joined by several Chicago Police squad cars turning onto Adams from Clark Street. 98 EXT. CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - DAY Chicago Police cars are franticly blocking the bridges along the river stopping traffic in both directions. 99 INT. CHICAGO - BANK OF AMERICA BUILDING LOBBY - DAY The lobby is long, the length of a city block and is full of people and has beautiful tan marble walls. The Bomber runs through, pushing through PEOPLE. The people who see his gun scream or duck for cover. Michael is hot on his tail. 100 EXT. CHICAGO - ABOVE THE LOOP - DAY The two helicopters split up as one continues on toward the Bank of America Building. HELICOPTER PILOT (V.O.) CC4 and CC5 on the scene. CC5 ready to pick up suspect at Bank of America Building. The helicopter slows as it gets closer to the building.
101 EXT. CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - DAY The bridges begin to rise except for one, the Franklin Street bridge located at the bend in the river, which has many cop cars speeding across into the loop. 102 INT. CHICAGO - BANK OF AMERICA BUILDING LOBBY - DAY The Bomber sprints toward another revolving door that lets out onto LaSalle Street. Michael is several feet behind him. A Chicago Police car is sitting in front of it with its lights on. A POLICE OFFICER is coming in through the revolving door. The officer begins to draw his gun as the Bomber runs toward him. The Bomber points his gun at the officer and fires. BANG. BANG. He shoots the cop the chest and falls to the ground. The Bomber runs past the body and through the revolving door. MICHAEL (into his radio) He’s out onto LaSalle. CPD officer down in the lobby. Michael looks down at the officer. The officer looks to be dead. 103 INT. CHICAGO - LASALLE STREET AND ADAMS - SUV - DAY Junior and Taylor speed down Adams Street along the Bank of America Building. They’re about to reach the intersection of LaSalle Street. The road is blocked with stopped traffic. Taylor points the corner of the sidewalk. TAYLOR Let me out here. JUNIOR (concerned) Taylor. TAYLOR Let me out. I’ll back up Abbott. (into her radio) I need agents on me. Junior slams on the breaks and the SUV comes to a stop. Taylor throws open her door and jumps out. The revolving door can be seen with the Bomber running down the street. JUNIOR Be careful. TAYLOR You’re horrible fucking driver! She slams the door shut. 104 EXT. CHICAGO - LASALLE STREET - DAY Taylor runs away from the SUV, which speeds off down the street with the other two SUV’s following. She is joined by three other AGENTS from the following SUV’s. About twenty feet ahead of them, Michael runs out of the building through the revolving door and after the Bomber. 105 EXT. CHICAGO - ABOVE LASALLE STREET - DAY The Chicago Police Helicopter flies over the street. The Bomber, then Michael and the others can be seen chasing after the Bomber from the air. HELICOPTER PILOT (V.O.) I have the subject. He’s heading north on LaSalle, toward Monroe.
106 EXT. CHICAGO - LASALLE STREET - DAY The Bomber runs ahead of Michael with Taylor and the three other AGENTS trailing behind them. The Bomber runs out into the road, running between the cars stopped in the street with Michael right behind him. He glances up at the helicopter hovering above the him, he then looks down the street and sees several police cars racing down the street. He runs toward the sidewalk on the other side of the street and toward the intersection of Monroe Street just ahead. Taylor and her agents begin making there way across the street. The Bomber makes it to the corner, stops, turns and fires wildly at Michael, who is still in the street. Michael takes cover behind a car and fires his gun blindly over the hood of the car at the Bomber. The Bomber disappears behind the corner of a building, running down Monroe street. Michael jumps up and continues pursuit seeing Taylor and the others beginning to catch up to him but still a ways away. 107 INT. CHICAGO - ADAMS STREET - SUV - DAY Junior swerves around traffic with the other SUV’s and cop cars still following. At the intersection ahead of him is blocked. JUNIOR SHIT. He swerves onto a sidewalk, full of PEDESTRIANS. He hits his horn and slows as they jump out of the way. The others follow suit. 108 EXT. CHICAGO - MONROE STREET AND WELLS - DAY The Bomber has increased the gap between Michael and he. The Bomber is nearly to the intersection of Wells, which has EL Tracks running over it. The Bomber turns a corner onto Wells and disappears. Michael turns the corner and sees across the street is a small plaza in front of a building with a glass facade. There are a lot of PEOPLE in the plaza and police cars are speeding from both directions on Wells. Michael stops, raises his gun into the air and fires a few shots, sending all of people in the area to the ground except for the Bomber. He takes aim at the Bomber and begins firing at him. BANG. BANG. BANG. He misses every shot, coming close every time. Taylor and the other agents catch up to him. He points them down Monroe Street. MICHAEL Cut him off down there. They look out of breath as Michael runs after the Bomber again.
109 EXT. CHICAGO - ABOVE WACKER DRIVE - DAY One of the Police helicopters hovers above. All of the bridges are up and there are police cars swarming south from the Franklin Street bridge. The Bomber can be seen running north toward the advancing police cars. HELICOPTER PILOT (V.O.) Suspect is north bound on Wacker. 110 EXT. CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE - DAY The Bomber runs down the street, seeing the police cars coming toward him down the street. Michael is just turning onto Wacker sprinting after him. Juniors SUV and his followers swerve onto the street behind Michael. The Bomber arrives at the entrance to a building. He stands for a moment then turns back toward Michael, points his gun at him and fires. Michael ducks for cover behind a mail box as the bullets ricocheting off of it. The Bomber ducks inside the building. Michael is covered in sweat and out of breath. He stands and runs to the entrance.
111 INT. CHICAGO - BUILDING ON WACKER DRIVE LOBBY - DAY The lobby is enormous and has black marble walls. It is full of PEOPLE. Michael runs in desperately looking for the Bomber. With his gun raised he checks the elevators sending people to the floor in a panic. He sees Taylor and the other AGENTS enter from another entrance from the other side of the lobby. The other agents begin checking the entire lobby. The Bomber has disappeared, Taylor looks at Michael out of breath. Michaels face turns red with anger and he looks over at the security desk in the middle of the lobby. There are two security guards standing and staring at him. Michael pulls out his badge and shows them. MICHAEL This building is on lock down! No one leaves! One of the guards nods in acknowledgement. Sirens, a lot of them, can be heard outside on the street. Taylor joins Michael as he is putting his gun back in its holster. TAYLOR We’ll search the building. He to still be in here. MICHAEL How the fuck did he get away? Michael tuns and sees the SUV parked in front of the door. Junior is just walking in. Michael and Taylor walk toward him. JUNIOR He got away? TAYLOR Yeah. JUNIOR We’ve got another problem on top of that. Junior motions at the doorway and they walk together toward it.
112 EXT. CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE - DAY The street is full of cop cars, POLICE OFFICERS and ALARMED PEDESTRIANS as Michael, Junior and Taylor come out of the building. Michael has a worried look as he sees all of the commotion. Michael walks over to the SUV and leans up against the SUV’s fender. TAYLOR So much for being discreet. JUNIOR He set us up, didn’t he? MICHAEL Yeah, I think so. JUNIOR The media’s already picked up on this thing. Unless their blind. MICHAEL Now he has everyone’s attention. God damn it. TAYLOR Spears is not going to like this. MICHAEL How long is it going take for us to search the building? TAYLOR Two, Maybe three hours. And before you ask I already have someone on the security cameras inside. He’s still in there. Michael sighs loudly.
Willow continues in part four, see links below.
Links to other parts of Willow
- Willow - part one
Part one of the screenplay Willow, which follows FBI agent Michael Abbott as he tracks down an elusive serial bomber.
- Willow - part two
Part two of the screenplay Willow, which follows FBI agent Michael Abbott as he tracks down an elusive serial bomber.
- Willow - part four
Part four of the screenplay Willow, which follows FBI agent Michael Abbott as he tracks down an elusive serial bomber.
- Willow - part five
Part five of the screenplay Willow, which follows FBI agent Michael Abbott as he tracks down an elusive serial bomber.
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